OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The crowd of 19,965 at the Big Ten tournament final between Indiana and Nebraska set an NCAA record for attendance at a conference baseball tournament game.
The tournament was played at TD Ameritrade Park, the home of the College World Series. Nebraska was the host, and its appearance in the championship game Sunday accounted for the big crowd.
Top-seeded Indiana defeated the No. 2-seeded Cornhuskers 8-4 to earn the Big Ten's automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.
The Big Ten tournament's five-day attendance was a conference-record 62,020 — 10 times the total for the 2013 event held at Target Field in Minneapolis. The previous NCAA record for single-game attendance at a conference tournament was 17,860 for an Atlantic Coast Conference game between Florida State and North Carolina in 2005.